Saints Sign Two-Time Post-Season All-Star, Triple-A Infielder Trever AdamsST. PAUL, MN July 17, 2016
When talent is available you go out and get it even if you have the best record in the American Association as the St. Paul Saints do at 40-16. Manager George Tsamis made sure his team got stronger by signing two-time Post-Season All-Star Trever Adams, who was playing at Triple-A for the Texas Rangers this season.
The 27-year old Adams was playing for Triple-A Round Rock this season where he was hitting .184 with two home runs and 12 RBI. He started off the season with eight RBI in his first two games, including a five RBI performance on June 11 at Iowa. Last season Adams began the season at Round Rock and hit .216 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 25 games. He finished the season at Double-A Frisco and hit .230 with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 94 games.
Adams was chosen in the 16th round by the Texas Rangers in 2011 out of Creighton University. He had a solid first couple of season’s where he hit .270 with one home run and 36 RBI at Low-A Spokane and finished second in the league in doubles with 20 in 2011. In 2012 he hit .286 with nine home runs and 67 RBI in 111 games. He hit safely in 14 straight from July 7-24 and collected an RBI in six straight from August 18-23. The recognition followed over the next two seasons.
In 2013 he spent the entire season at High-A Myrtle Beach and hit .257 with 11 home runs and a career high 82 RBI in a career high 135 games. In 506 at bats he scored 69 runs, slugged 28 doubles, two triples, a .333 on base percentage and a .385 slugging percentage. He was named a Post-Season All-Star and finished second in games played and fourth in RBI. He reached the playoffs for the first time in his career.
In 2014 Adams had one of his best overall seasons when he spent the entire season at Double-A Frisco and hit .278 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI in 125 games. In 482 at bats he scored 71 runs, crushed 36 doubles, two triples, had a .334 on base percentage and a .448 slugging percentage. He was once again selected as a Post-Season All-Star and finished first in the league in slugging percentage, second in extra base hits (52), doubles and total bases (216), third in hits (134) and runs, fourth in RBI and seventh in average. His team once again made the playoffs.
In order to make room for Adams the Saints placed pitcher Cody Wheeler on the inactive list with a strained oblique.
The Saints currently have the league maximum 23 players on the roster, 11 pitchers and 12 position players.